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Avila Manor - 6 bd + nursery, 6.5 ba

by Mylinda Antoinette Posted 26th Jul 2010 at 2:43 PM - Updated 22nd Jul 2010 at 6:04 PM by Mylinda Antoinette
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Avila Manor - 6 bd + nursery, 6.5 ba

(built at 15 Summer Hill Court)

Furnished: $596,472
Unfurnished: $298,666

Featuring a ballroom, parlor, home gym, study, home theater, guest bedroom, banquet hall, and large kitchen, this charming 2 story estate is exactly what your rich sims need to entertain. Upstairs is
a large family lounge, 4 bedrooms with private baths, the master suite, a 3-crib nursery, and a computer room for the kids. A pool, a garden, and extensive landscaping complete this luxurious home.


So far, my only two uploads to the site have been two starter cottages. So for this upload, I decided to do something different, because I needed a break from being restricted in my building by the starter budget. >.< So this house was built with no restrictions. Therefore, the house is only REALLY realistic for rich sims or if you're using cheats.

This house SHOULD also have a full library of books. (At least, of the ones available in the bookstore!)

Built with, this home should be compatible with all current versions of TS3, and utilizes NO, I repeat, NO custom content. I find that building homes using only base game content provides a real challenge, and makes the final result infinitely more satisfying!

I used very little in the way of interior decorations, no paintings, few plants, etc., to allow those who choose to use this house to decorate it in their own way. The kitchen utilizes many decorations, and the parlor and study use a few plants and other decorations, but other than that, this house is pretty much a clean slate for people to decorate as they like!


This huge estate once belonged to Chris and Jessica Avila, a young couple well-loved by the town. Chris was a musician in the symphonic branch, while Jessica was an author specializing in romance novels. Jessica was also a natural cook, and loved to throw parties so she could cook for all her friends and so her husband could perform. Both were heavily family-oriented, and within a relatively short time after their marriage Jessica had given birth to two sons and a daughter. When they learned they were expecting again, twins this time, they decided a larger house was in order and between the two of them managed to save up enough money to purchase this house, just in time for their twin girls to be born. The family lived happily in this house as they achieved fame and fortune and gained large numbers of friends, throwing parties every week, from birthday parties to pool parties and later, to the marriage of their children.

When their first child, their son, Chris Jr., got married, Jessica and Chris decided they wanted to adopt more children, to help as many children as possible. After all, they had the means and space to do so, and they both loved children. Over the years they took in a total of 13 children of varying ages as more of their children left home, even having two more children of their own in later years. When left with just two children still at home, Jessica and Chris decided it was time for them both to retire, since in the process of caring for so many children, they had both gotten older. They decided to sell their current home and downgrade to a smaller, more comfortable house, but one that still had plenty of bedrooms. They were done adopting for the time being, but who knew? Maybe someday, they'd decide to adopt again...

Lot Size: 6x6
Lot Price: $596,472
Tags: #avila, #manor, #6, #bedroom, #bd

Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Starter Furnishings Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Avila Manor - 6 bd + nursery, 6.5 ba.rar

Size: 1.95 MB · Downloads: 5,688 · 26th Jul 2010
1.95 MB 5,688 26th Jul 2010
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Test Subject
#2 Old 26th Jul 2010 at 3:40 PM
This house is, WOW! Amazing, I'm definitely going to download it. I usually like building my own, but this, this is gorgeous.

Great job!
#3 Old 26th Jul 2010 at 5:28 PM
Holy crap, what a garden. I just had to stop and stare at the sheer size of this house.
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#4 Old 26th Jul 2010 at 6:25 PM
Beautiful creation. I love everything about this house. Thanks for sharing!
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#5 Old 26th Jul 2010 at 8:55 PM
Wow! This house can probably fit the entire population of Sunset Valley.
Great job, it looks very beautiful!!!
Test Subject
#6 Old 29th Jul 2010 at 1:03 PM
I really love the story by this house, I wonder, did you really play that with your sims? If I wasn't in France I would download it, but I defenitely going to do it when I'm home!
Test Subject
#7 Old 29th Jul 2010 at 4:39 PM
Beautiful!!!! I loved the story too! Did you play that as your sims, or did you just write it? Awesome!
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Original Poster
#8 Old 31st Jul 2010 at 7:38 PM
hehehe, it's a story I want to play... I actually have those sims, but I didn't have a chance to fully play out their lives before I really wanted to upload it for all of you... But I do PLAN to play it... the sims I spoke of are based off of me and my boyfriend lol :D
Test Subject
#9 Old 4th Aug 2010 at 7:25 PM
When I download it, I extracted it and it became a sims3pack. When I click it, the launcher dosen't come up. ): BTW this home is amazing! And I love the story too.
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#10 Old 7th Aug 2010 at 3:34 PM
Originally Posted by Repinn
When I download it, I extracted it and it became a sims3pack. When I click it, the launcher dosen't come up. ): BTW this home is amazing! And I love the story too.

Another way to do it is to place the sims3pack file directly into your Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Downloads folder. Then when you open your launcher, go to the "Downloads" tab, and you can manually install it from there by clicking the file and hitting the install button at the bottom of the launcher.
Test Subject
#11 Old 31st Aug 2010 at 1:17 AM
Looks stunning!
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#12 Old 7th Jun 2011 at 2:43 PM
This house is stunning!!! Thanks, I love it.